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Mar 14, 2013

So Long Google Reader...Hello Feedly!

So, I was perusing Facebook the other night (I'm fairly FB obsessed) and noticed a comment from a friend that Google Reader would soon be ending. Gasp!  I have a long list of blogs I like to check in on.

After a quick moment of panic, I was directed by one of my fellow DT members, Sarah, that Feedly was a great alternative, and that it would bookmark your existing reading list. Um, that's perfect and exactly what I needed.

I took a moment to surf on over and quickly downloaded the free software for Safari. Check it out - boom, it will automatically migrate your existing reading list over to Feedly.  How easy is that?  Within minutes (yes, like two minutes!) I was up and running.




I also picked up the FREE iPhone ap. It's a breeze to navigate and so user friendly!



It was quick and painless and I'm loving it!  In fact, I've decided that Feedly is going to be an even better resource for me, it's so much more user friendly that I actually stand a chance at keeping up with the blogs on my feed.  I spend a good 15-20 minutes each afternoon sitting in the car pickup line waiting for my boys, and this afternoon I was able to zip through a LOT of inspiration during the wait.

You can easily customize how you view your feed you can see little snippets like this -


Or view full articles if you'd prefer.



I hope you'll join me over on Feedly.  To add sites to your list, simply click "add website" over on the top left hand corner....


It will pop up a little window over on the right hand side.  If you start typing in www.stampedbyhand you'll see me pop up just below.




Or, if you type is Just a Little Something that will find me too :)


I'm off to go spend some time browsing around on Feedly!  Hope this information is helpful my friends!







15 Comments    Post a Comment:

Wendalyn said...

Thanks for letting us know about this Feedly. I bought a RSS feeder on my MAC but this program is way better and free...

Lori Craig said...

Thanks for the nudge! I'll be keeping tabs on you!

Katie Skiff said...

Thanks for the update. I'm gonna check it out tomorrow. And yes, add YOU!! ;)

Libby Hickson said...

I switched over to Feedly as well. Have you noticed on the web version, when you visit a blog that you may want to add to Feedly, there a "feedly mini" in the bottom right corner of the blog - click that and it can open it in Feedly, where you can quickly add it to your lists. Love that!

cutiephinphin said...

Thanks for sharing... I was still wondering what I'm gonna do with my daily blog updates. I've downloaded and my subscribed blogs all synced in less than 1 min. Really seamless! Now it's time getting used to the new reader.

Basement Stamper said...

I switched over to Feedly too and so far I like it and just downloaded it on my phone after seeing your post. Will be great when I travel and don't bring the laptop along.

Craftilicious said...

TFS - I was devastated when I read the news about google reader as I use it constantly but feedly is great cos it replaces igoogle homepage which is also disappearing and allows me to have my twitter and facebook feeds open too. "mwah"

Lisa H. said...

awesomeness! this is so helpful. You rock!

Heather Jensen said...

Thanks so much for that great information! I will go check it out right now. :)

G-ma said...

Thank you for the information...question...do we need Safari in order for Feedly to work? I have Firefox, and easily get around in that, plus Internet Explorer which is ok in a pinch. Or can we just have Feedly...I'll just check it out :-)

Barbara said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Jo! You're right--it was easy and looks great. I installed the Android version on my phone, too--works great!

Becca Whitham said...

Thanks for the information. I was not aware. I am not a proud Feedly subscriber on my Kindle. It doesn't work with Internet Explorer, so I had to link through Google Chrome. Hopefully they will add IE to their list of compatible programs soon.

I became a follower, too!! :)

g said...

thank you SO much for this post- i am really bummed google reader is ending! need to get my giant blogroll set up- glad to hear Feedly is easy to import!

Sarah Gough said...

Glad you like it! I'm really digging the app too, so useful!

Lena said...

over the last few days ive went through your entire blog and pinned all the cards I love. Which was most of them!!! Your cards are so awesome. Love love love them especially the whos that girl ones. I'm trying to find retired sets but man are they hard to find. Thanks for the INKspiration.

 
 

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